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From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium
2013 SEED Awards Honour Low Carbon, African and Female Entrepreneurs

The Clean Energy Voyage
Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector

Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa
Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade Held by Countries of the Global South

UN Secretary-General and UNEP Open New Energy Efficiency Centre in Copenhagen
The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.

New Effort Launched to Measure and Monitor Global Food Loss and Waste
WRI estimates that halving the rate of food loss and waste by 2050 would close more than 20 percent of the gap between the food available today and what is needed in 2050.

Landmark Project to Counteract Deteriorating Water Quality in Ecosystems launched at the Budapest Water Summit
This comprehensive project will address both issues of water quality, including chemical, biological, and biodiversity aspects and issues of water quantity including availability, changes over time and morphology of bodies of water.

Latvian Graphic Designer Wins the Think.Eat.Save Reduce Your Foodprint Ad Competition
Winning slogan - "The last wish was to be eaten" - from 26-year-old art student

IPCC confirms that human activity will further warm the Earth,  with dramatic effects on weather, sea-levels and the Arctic
The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.

Feeding	  The	  5000	  Launches	  the	  first	  Disco	  Soup	  in	  the	  United	  States	  on	  September	  20,	  2013
One-Day New York Event and 'Chopping Disco' Offers Free Meal for Hundreds; Food Surplus Donated to the Food Bank For New York City and Redistributed as part of Campaign to Fight Food Waste

UN chief appoints Monique Barbut of France as head of convention to combat desertification
Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.

Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated